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Wed September 11, 2013
Quincy Hotel Demolished After Fire
Crews have finished demolishing an historic hotel in Quincy that was gutted by fire.
Demolition of the Newcomb Hotel has ended and The Quincy Herald-Whig reports (http://bit.ly/1b6yb0e) streets in Quincy should reopen Wednesday. Dozens of firefighters battled the blaze that broke out late Friday. The hotel first opened in 1888 but has been empty for years.
The city plans to put up a 6-foot fence around the building to keep people away from the debris. Removal of debris isn't expected to start for more than a month. The city must solicit bids for cleanup.
City officials had recently agreed to enter negotiations with a developer to possibly renovate the building into apartments.